Acadia University and the Department of Safety and Security are aware of the current power outage on campus. As per Nova Scotia Power, the estimated restoration time is 25 September 2020 at 11:45am.

CAMPUS CLOSED UNTIL 12:00 NOON. Virtual class delivery is still available.

Please call Safety and Security at 902-585-1103 if you have any questions or concerns.

(Friday September 25, 2020 @ 9:11 am)

This is What WISE Looks Like

This is What WISE at Acadia Looks Like hopes to promote the awesome work women are doing around Acadia University's campus.  Each week a different scientist is featured.  She may be an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or even a facuilty member.


Previous Scientists

Name: Olivia Dobson

Field of Study: Psychology

Other Interests/Hobbies: Dancing & Reading




Name: Yvonne Lunn

Field of Study: Biology and Kinesiology

Other Interests/Hobbies: Films, Hockey, Animal Research, Painting, and Videography




Name: Tanya

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking,Travelling, Dance, and Cooking




Name: Vistassja Williams

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Playing Clarinet and Hiking




Name: Dr. Allison Walker, Assistant Professor, Acadia Biology Dept

Field of Study: Mycology, Marine Mycology, Molecular Genetics, Field Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Family (Husband & Two Young Sons), Travel, Cooking, Creative Writing, Bird Watching, Hiking, and Canoeing

Name: Alexandra Brown

Field of Study: Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Travelling, Fishing, Cooking, and Hanging out with her Mom




Name: Lita O'Halloran

Field of Study: M.Sc in Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Spending Time with her Puppy, Identifying Organisms, Making Maps, and Restoring Classic Cars


Name: Hayly Thackeray

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Volunteering, Yoga, Reading, Running, Video and Board Games




Name: Laura Logan-Chesney

Major: MSc Biology

Field of Study: Fish Telemetry

Other Interest/Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Surfing, Hiking, Music, and Travel


Name: Rachel Clarke

Field of Study: Environmental Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Drawing, Reading, Baking, Geographic Information Systems




Name: Melissa O'Brien

Field of Study: Biology and Chemistry

Other Interest/Hobbies: Piano, Reading, Diversity, Medicinal Chemistry Research




Name: Chelsea Penney

Field of Study: Biology

Interests: Biology Society, S.M.I.L.E., Reading, and Travelling




Name: Amanda Loder

Major: MSc Biology

Field of Study: Wetland Restoration

Other Interest/Hobbies: Piano, Reading, Swimming, Running, Skiing, Biking, Yoga, Eating



Name: Cathy Murimboh

Field of Study: Chemistry

Interests: Playing with her three children, Baking, and Crafts




Name: Julia Widden

Major: BSc Biology

Field of Study: Marine Conservation

Interests: S.M.I.L.E., Exploring the Maritimes, Photography, Teaching, and Kids